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You’re Invited: Special Webinar About Prescription Drug Abuse

More teens are abusing medicine than ever, largely due to the availability of these drugs in medicine cabinets in their own homes. The Partnership at Drugfree.org is teaming up with the National Education Association Health Information Network (NEA HIN) to deliver a …

National Study: Teen Misuse and Abuse of Prescription Drugs Up 33 Percent Since 2008, Stimulants Contributing to Sustained Rx Epidemic

 Parents’ Lax Attitudes and Behavior Linked to Teen Rx Drug Misuse and Abuse ~ Nearly One-Third of Parents Believe Stimulants Can Improve Academic Performance, Even for Teens Who Do Not Have Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder ~ New York, NY – April …

Full Report and Key Findings: The 2012 Partnership Attitude Tracking Study, Sponsored by MetLife Foundation

This year’s national study data on American teens confirms that one in four teens has misused or abused a prescription (Rx) drug at least once in their lifetime – a dramatic 33 percent increase over the past five years. The …

The Mario Do Right Foundation Joins The Medicine Abuse Project

We are excited to announce that The Mario Do Right Foundation has joined The Medicine Abuse Project as an official strategic partner. The Mario Do Right Foundation will work to help us educate the public about the epidemic of teen …

Educators: This January, Help Educate Students About the Dangers of Rx Abuse

Addressing the epidemic of teen medicine abuse is a responsibility that falls upon entire communities, including those who work in our schools. Educators spend a great deal of time directly interacting with kids, and are in a unique position to …

The Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey’s Third Annual American Medicine Chest Challenge

This month, The Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey (PDFNJ), an alliance partner of The Partnership at Drugfree.org, hosted its third annual American Medicine Chest Challenge (AMCC) in the state of New Jersey. The AMCC is a public health initiative …

In Case You Missed It: Check out the A&E “Hope for Recovery” Webinar

As part of The Medicine Abuse Project’s launch week, The Partnership at Drugfree.org and A&E Networks hosted a webinar focused on recovery from medicine abuse on September 27. Steve Pasierb, President and CEO of The Partnership at Drugfree.org joined a …

The Medicine Abuse Project Launches Initiative to Curb Growing Epidemic

-National Action Campaign Will Prevent Half a Million Teens from Abusing Medicine in Five Years- SEPTEMBER 24, 2012 – New York, NY – With the ultimate goal of preventing half a million teens from abusing medicine within five years, The …

You Can Help Save Lives! Seeking Families to Tell Medicine Abuse Stories

At The Partnership at Drugfree.org, we know that the abuse of prescription and over-the-counter medications is one of the biggest public health problems in the United States today. In fact, every day, 2,000 teens use a prescription drug to get …

National Study: Teen “Heavy” Marijuana Use Up 80 Percent Since 2008, One in Ten Teens Reports Using Marijuana at Least 20 Times a Month

Only Half of Teens, 51 Percent, Now Say They See “Great Risk” in Using Marijuana Regularly ~Teen Abuse of Rx and Over-The-Counter Medicines Remain at Dangerous Levels~ New York, NY – May 2, 2012 – New, nationally projectable survey results …